Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room, most often referred to as Neumos, is a mid-size music venue in Seattle, Washington. The space was originally opened as Moe’s Mo’Roc’N Café in 1994 and re-launched in 2003 under its current name (pronounced “new moe’s”). We pride ourselves on an always relevant and carefully curated music calendar, outstanding light production and state of the art sound system. The Concert Hall features 3 full service bars, a second floor mezzanine and a balcony that over looks the showroom. We host a variety of national and local musicians who play Indie Rock, Hip Hop, Punk Rock, DJ’s , Metal, Singer/Song Writers, Country and much more. Some of the bands featured at Neumos include:
The Shins, The Raconteurs, Muse, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Feist, Bloc Party, Fleet Foxes, The Kills, Conor Oberst And The Mystic Valley Band, Iron And Wine, Band Of Horses, Adele, Spiritualized, Damian Marley, MGMT, Yeasayer, Justice, Diplo, Cat Power, Metric, Stars, Super Furry Animals, Vampire Weekend, Jens Lekman, Cut Copy, The Avett Brothers, Tim And Eric, M83, Swerve Driver, El P, Dizzy Rascal, Les Savy Fav, Pretty Girls Make Graves, The Cave Singers, MSTRKRFT, Living Legends, Rilo Kiley, Mission Of Burma, Patton Oswald, Polvo, Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks, Crystal Castles, Eagles of Death Metal, The Notwist, The Breeders and Ben Gibbard
As well as hosting a concert hall, Neumos also hosts several other neighborhood businesses. The venue includes its eatery, Pike Street Fish Fry, its bar, MOE BAR, and a brand new venue on the lower level, BARBOZA.
Moe’s Mo Roc’n Café was created in 1992 from the desire to break with convention and build the best sounding room and customer experience in a venue designed around the artist. The venue quickly became know for its outrageous hospitality, spacious greenrooms and artist-centric staff. Primarily because of this prominence Moes became one of the top places for bands to launch their U.S. tours. By the time Neil Young launched his collaboration with Pearl Jam with the debut performance of their Mirror Ball album in June of 1996 at Moes, many other platinum selling bands had used Neumos as a launching pad including Bush, Oasis, Better than Ezra, Goo Goo Dolls and Garbage. The Presidents of the United States of America and the Jim Rose Circus Sideshow called Moes their home base and gave many an enduring performance in the venue. Some memorable shows included a 40 person turn out for No Doubt’s first pass through town, a free Radiohead show that caused near riots when the room hit capacity, and one of several Flaming Lips shows that threatened to knock the power in the block out when the tens of thousands of lights were instantaneously lit up on the Turn it On tour. Many famous actors, directors, athletes and others made their way into Moes during those years but none of their entourage was as nervous as the secret service detail that accompanied president Bill Clinton when he made an appearance after a fundraiser at the Paramount to see Jakob Dylan’s Wallflowers perform. Day in and day out, though, the heart of Moes was the local music scene. It was a place where musicians met, worked, shared ideas and launched careers. When Moes went out at the height of its success many people were surprised and saddened but because Moes left the community wanting for more, Neumos was received with open arms when it rose from the Moes’ ashes. Because of its unique stature as part of Seattle’s music community the Experience Music Project purchased many of the architectural features of the club which one can still see today.